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Demonstrator Tom Comitta pretends to talk on a telephone during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Are These For Real? CareerBuilders’ Most Unbelievable Excuses For Calling In Sick List

Excuses for calling in sick to your job can range from the mundane and ordinary (like a flu call-in) to the more outlandish or wild. CareerBuilder, has been keeping track through a survey and has released some of the strangest reasons employees have given for sicking out.

10/23/2014

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Fans, Numbers Showing Little Support For Dennis Allen In Wake Of Firing Rumor

Two weeks – and two more losses – after the Raiders’ most accomplished player declared “We Suck” the mood has decidedly turned against head coach Dennis Allen. The team has now lost ten straight since narrowly beating the then worst team in the league – Houston back before Thanksgiving.

09/29/2014

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

SF-Based ‘MythBusters’ Drops 3 Co-Hosts, Returns To Original Format

In a video announcement Thursday on Discovery Channel website, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman confirmed that longtime co-hosts Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci will no longer appear on the show.

08/22/2014

Screenshot of tweets from political consultant Jay Reed, who once worked on Dave Cortese's campaign for San Jose mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayoral Candidate Fires Campaign Advisor Over Inappropriate Tweets

A personal Twitter account is likely to blame for costing a communications expert his job as a consultant for a South Bay politician.

08/06/2014

Richmond Police Cruiser, patrol car

Former Richmond Police Records Specialist Claims She Was Fired Over Her Religious Views

A records specialist at the Richmond Police Department alleges that some of the department’s top brass discriminated against her due to her religious views and wrongfully terminated her, in part because she allegedly discriminated against a lesbian police volunteer.

06/12/2014

San Francisco City Hall

Shots Fired Outside San Francisco City Hall; No One Hurt

Gunshots were fired outside of San Francisco City Hall Thursday afternoon, a police spokesman said.

05/22/2014

Head Coach Mark Jackson of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Fire Head Coach Mark Jackson

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson has been fired following a meeting with the team’s ownership group.

05/06/2014

Former Golden State Warriors Assistant Coach Darren Erman prepares before the team played against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at Oracle Arena. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Reportedly Fired Assistant For Secretly Recording Conversations

The hush-hush firing of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman earlier this month appears to have come after he was caught recording a number of private conversations.

04/29/2014

TV personality Gurbaksh Chahal attends the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party at The London West Hollywood hotel on September 8, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Fox)

San Francisco-Based RadiumOne Fires CEO After Girlfriend Beating, Plea Deal

A wealthy Silicon Valley tech innovator has been fired from the company he founded after reaching a plea deal in connection with the beating of his girlfriend inside a San Francisco apartment.

04/28/2014

Yahoo Website

$58M Severance Package For Fired Yahoo COO After 15-Months On The Job

Yahoo’s recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

04/16/2014

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